Spatio-temporal patterns of knowledge transfer in the borderland
Andrey S. Mikhaylov , Jan Andrzej Wendt , Irina Yu. Peker , Anna A. Mikhaylova
AbstractA key competitive advantage of a contemporary economy, knowledge, is distributed unevenly, tending to concentrate in cities and urban agglomerations. A border position translates into distinctive features of regional innovative development. In a favourable institutional context, proximity to a border strengthens transboundary cooperation and interaction between neighbouring regions. Although frequent social contacts across borders are well documented in the literature, the effect that the border has on intensive knowledge transfer is yet to be investigated. This article analyses models of knowledge integration taking place between Russia’s northwestern regions and the countries that their border. The study covers six territories of the Northwestern federal district (the Republic of Karelia, St Petersburg, and the Kaliningrad, Leningrad, Murmansk, and Pskov regions); five regions of the Central federal district (Belgorod, Bryansk, Voronezh, Kursk, and Smolensk); and one region of the Southern federal district (Rostov). The methodology of the study consists of using information from the Scopus abstract and citation database to assess the intensity of research cooperation. The findings suggest that the degree of involvement in transboundary research cooperation varies widely across Russia’s border regions.
|Journal series||Baltic Region, ISSN 2079-8555, e-ISSN 2310-0524, (N/A 20 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||1.15|
|Keywords in English||knowledge geography, border region, borderland, knowledge transfer, cross-border cooperation, Baltic region|
|License||Journal (articles only); published final; ; with publication|
|Score||= 20.0, 31-07-2020, ArticleFromJournal|
|Publication indicators||= 0.000|
* presented citation count is obtained through Internet information analysis and it is close to the number calculated by the Publish or Perish system.